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New Music Adds to Rift @ - 03.09.12
  by: iradioal - Philadelphia, PA
started: 03/09/12 3:41 pm | updated: 03/09/12 3:41 pm
Check out new music from Dr. Dog, Blitzen Trapper, Howler, Sleigh Bells, White Rabbits, Cold War Kids, Imperial Teen, School of Seven Bells, Delta Spirit, Of Montreal, Grouplove, Class Actress, The Spinto Band, Ben Lee, Walk The Moon, San Cisco, Hunters, SPank Rock, Reading Rainbow, Guards, Phenominal Handclap Band, Nikki Lane, Harriet, Deer Tick, Nada Surf, Mister Heavenly, Saint Motel, Oberhofer, Deleted Scenes, Little Big League, and The 21st Century. All now playing on Read More
Pennsylvania No Texting Law Goes Into Effect; What does it mean?
  by: iradioal - Philadelphia, PA
started: 03/07/12 8:58 am | updated: 03/07/12 8:58 am
Starting Thursday, if you are texting while driving then you could be pulled over for violating the new PA No Texting law.

Basically, "texting" involves reading, writing, or sending any text-based message from any sort of wireless device such as a phone, laptop, PDA, etc. The text message could be a regular SMS text, an IM, or an email. It doesn't matter, if you are driving and in-motion you can't be reading, writing, nor sending any text messages. Once you stop it's ok.Read More
Temple Owls to join Big East Conference
  by: iradioal - Philadelphia, PA
started: 03/07/12 7:30 am | updated: 03/07/12 7:45 am
The Temple Owls will join the Big East Conference for football starting next fall 2012, and all other sports the following year.

Temple's football program was a member of the Big East from 1991-2004, but were asked to leave the conference because of poor performance. The past three years have been good for the Owls, with 3 straight winning seasons, 2 bowl appearances, and 1 bowl win. They are currently in the Mid-American Conference.

The rest of the schools... Read More
Drexel falls to VCU in the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) Championships
  by: iradioal - Philadelphia, PA
started: 03/05/12 4:10 pm | updated: 03/05/12 4:10 pm
After almost coming back from 16 down in the second half, the Drexel Dragons (27-6) lost the automatic bid from the CAA to the NCAA tournament 59-56 to VCU.

Even with 27 wins, Drexel is considered a bubble team, primarily due to their strength of schedule. They'll have to wait until Selection Sunday, March 11, to hear their... Read More
Lenny Dykstra Sentenced to 3 Years Prison
  by: iradioal - Philadelphia, PA
started: 03/05/12 12:45 pm | updated: 03/05/12 12:45 pm
Former Phillies star centerfielder and self proclaimed financial/investment guru, Lenny Dykstra, was sentenced to three (out of a possible 4) years in California state prison today.

He had pleaded no contest to grand theft auto and filing a false financial statement that was part of scheme to steal cars. Dykstra tried to change his plea last minute to stand trial and fight the charges, but the judge rejected the plea withdrawal stating he had ample opportunities beforehand. He... Read More

The Philadelphia International Flower Show says Aloha!
  by: iradioal - Philadelphia, PA
started: 03/03/12 7:29 am | updated: 03/03/12 7:29 am
The Philadelphia International Flower Show's theme this year is Hawaii! Islands of Aloha. The highly acclaimed show presented each year buy the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society was first put on in 1829.

In order to stay fresh, current, lively, and survive all these years, the Flower Show has learned to adapt, change, and innovate. This year, Drew Becher, president of the Horticultural Society, has made a few more changes than usual.

Some additions to the show... Read More

The Eagles consider pursuing legal action against Frank Ocean
  by: iradioal - Philadelphia, PA
started: 03/02/12 5:47 pm | updated: 03/02/12 5:47 pm
The Eagles are considering legal options against Odd Future vocalist Frank Ocean because of his "Hotel California" rip off track "American Wedding". The track appears on Ocean's 2011 mix tape "Nostalgia, Ultra". The tracks liberally borrows from the melody of The Eagles signature song and is unmistakable, although the lyrics are completely different.

Don Henley of The Eagles reached out to Frank Ocean this week to explain their concerns and legal possibilities. Here is Ocean's... Read More
Eagles place Franchise Tag on DeSean Jackson
  by: iradioal - Philadelphia, PA
started: 03/01/12 1:00 pm | updated: 03/01/12 1:00 pm
The Philadelphia Eagles have officially placed the franchise tag on Wide Receiver and Returner DeSean Jackson. The franchise tag is worth $9.4 million for a wideout in 2012. That is equal to the average of the 5 highest paid players at his position. Jackson becomes the first NFL player to be given a franchise tag this year.

"We want DeSean to be an Eagle for the long haul and this is a step in the right direction to accomplish that," GM Howie Roseman said in a statement released... Read More

The Monkees singer Davy Jones, dies at 66
  by: iradioal - Philadelphia, PA
started: 02/29/12 8:56 am | updated: 02/29/12 8:56 am
The Monkees lead man, Davy Jones, has passed away today at age 66. The singer was at Martin Memorial Hospital in Florida on Wednesday after suffering a heart attack.

The British star started his career on television as a child actor on the UK soap opera "Coronation Street".

He found his fame though as the frontman of The Monkees. The band, who also starred in the TV show of the same name, was assembled in 1966 by television producers. Micky Dolenz, Michael Nesmith... Read More

Leap, Intercalary, or Bissextile Year: It's all the same for an extra day in February
  by: iradioal - Philadelphia, PA
started: 02/29/12 5:32 am | updated: 02/29/12 5:32 am
Every four years we get to add a day to the end of February. The 29th day of February is needed so that our calendar year can stay synchronized with the astronomical or seasonal year. The seasons and astronomical events don't repeat in a whole number of days, so we need to readjust our calendar to line up with our place in the sky. Otherwise, the seasons would start to drift around the year.

Other calendars besides our Gregorian calendar handle this drift in different ways, with... Read More
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